Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!)
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Go for Zucker! (Alles auf Zucker!)
Down on his luck, conniving pool shark Jaeckie Zucker must make up with his estranged Orthodox Jewish brother Samuel in order to meet the terms of his mother's inheritance - the only thing that could save him from jail, ruin and divorce. But as Samuel and his entire clan move into Jaeckie's chaotic household, a clash of civilizations is inevitable, and Jaeckie's going to need every trick he can think of to make things go smoothly.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

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"A fine farce about discovering the meaning of 'family' under peculiar circumstances."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"A diverting, mildly entertaining movie, far short of provoking the controversy (or hysterical laughter) it apparently prompted during its release in Germany."
‑ Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
"Goebbels would have found the depiction of Jews in Go For Zucker promising."
‑ Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com
"Watching through American eyes, none of it seems all that funny, or interesting, or entertaining."
‑ David Cornelius, DVDTalk.com
"The most appealing aspect is that it is not politically correct, stirring comedy out of the clash within a culture, as distinct from films that use clashes of cultures for their comedy."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Zany Zucker proves that 'German comedy' is no oxymoron, and that the country can at last find humor in its cultural and religious divide."
‑ Cynthia Dickison, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Go for Zucker! has one comic trope our capitalist society can definitely understand: the restorative power of a cash bonanza."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"An irreverent, frequently funny clash of cultures which mostly explores the lighter side of what it means to be Jewish."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
"A brash, energetic, cheerfully slovenly comedy with broadly drawn characters and big performances..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"As a comedy, Zucker is pleasant and spry but not truly exceptional."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
"A character-driven entertainment that stays just the right side of purely physical farce."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Although Go for Zucker begins with the title character running, the movie just isn't up to speed."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"The cast is funny and the script is sharply written."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Because it's from Germany and we're not onto the tricks of the lead actors, the way this familiar tale plays out is a lot of fun."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"too weighted with overdressing and fat to travel all that well."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
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